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Crossroads Bait and Tackle Fish Report > I'm Back and so are the Stripers
I'm Back and so are the Stripers

May 12, 2016

Due to the birth of my daughter last season I had to take time off and wasn't doing the fishing reports. I am back at it and will continue to post from here on out.

The Schoolies are in very strong, hitting with plenty of numbers. I went out yesterday morning and fished the backwaters behind Carr Island. in a couple hrs we had about 15 little schoolies. We were throwing small plastics like the savages and 6in slug-go's. Sea Worms are also very effective for these small fish. I have gotten a few reports of some keepers being caught, however they are so few and far between reports that you need to get lucky in order to get a big one. I havn't caught anything close to a keeper yet. It's almost time for mackerel to show up but I don't have any reports yet. I usually see the first couple mack's being caught around may 21st but this season is appearing to be about a week or two earlier than normal so we should start seeing them within the very soon. and that will indicate that its time to start throwing some cut bait or whole macks but still a little early to size up in my opinion. Badgers rock area has been hot too when the seals aren't all over the place. During the colder days they were making it hard however they seem to be decreasing in numbers a little compared to a week or two ago.

A lot of people seem to be confused by the new Cod/Haddock regulations. To set the record straight you cannot keep cod right now unless it is caught within 3 miles of shore within state waters. Besides that the haddock is a bag limit of 15 per person with a size limit of 17inches and let me tell you Jeffries Ledge is loaded with haddock right now. It's almost too easy. Make sure to bring plenty of bait.

flounder are hitting but not in full force yet, there was a good little bite off the south Jetty last week but those fish have moved around a little and some days Hampton Harbor is the place to go.

Good Luck hoping for a great season


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